Virtual Vault Rev James Wallace's Description of the Isles of Orkney, 1684 (MS)

Chapter 8th
The Severall Wayes how
Orkney hath been a Honorarie Title

Orkney hath been a honorarie Title severall wayes to severalls: Belus & Ganus(as wee read in the historie) wer kings of Orkney.  Henrie and William Sinclairs wer stiled Princes of Orkney.  Bothwell by patent wes by Q. Marie made Duke of Orkney.  And the Lords of this Countrey of the Sir name of Sinclair & Stewart wer entitled Earles of Orkney & now the present Governors of itt are stiled Stewarts of Orkney.

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Saint Magnus
The Prospect of the
Kirk of Kirkwall from
the South

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